An 18-year-old girl reportedly killed herself after her parents failed to buy her an iPhone in Nagpur, Maharashtra, India on Friday, Sept 30.

The deceased girl, a first-year degree student at Raisoni College in Hingna town, Nagpur, had repeatedly asked her parents to buy her an iPhone for the past several months. After her persistent demands to buy her the phone, her parents finally accepted her demand and promised to buy her a new iPhone, the Times Of India reported.

However, due to the delay in purchasing the iPhone, the girl presumed that her parents were not going to buy her the phone. Upset and depressed over this, the girl decided to end her life and allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan in the bedroom of her house in the Kharbi area of Nagpur city on Friday, Sept 30 evening.

Following her suicide, police officers responded to the scene, recorded the statement of the deceased girl's father, and registered a case of accidental death in connection with the incident, Times Now reported.

In a similar but unrelated incident, a 15-year-old boy allegedly killed himself after his father refused his demands and declined to buy him a brand new iPhone in the Venkatapuram Police Station limits of Telangana, India, Latin Times reported.

The deceased 15-year-old boy, identified as P Sailikith, had asked his parents to buy him an iPhone before his tenth-grade examinations as a reward when he finishes the examination. However, when the boy asked his parents about the phone after completing the examination, they turned down his demand.

Upset over the sudden rejection, Sailikith allegedly threatened his parents, told them that he will take his own life, and walked out of their house. Sailikith’s parents reportedly did not take his reaction seriously at that time. However, when the boy did not return home after several hours, the parents panicked and began searching for him in their neighborhood. 

Villagers subsequently located the child’s body in the Palem Vagu project area. Following this, the parents rushed to the scene and confirmed the identity of the body. Following his death, the authorities registered a case under section 174 (suspicious death) of the Code of Criminal Procedure.